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Duke of York's Theatre

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

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The Son

Duke of York's Theatre

Tickets from £17.75

Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, transfers to the Duke of York’s theatre for ten weeks only from 24 August.
 
Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller, lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst and forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy with The Father and The Mother.
 
I’m telling you. I don’t understand what’s happening to me.
 
Nicolas is going through a difficult phase after his parents’ divorce. He’s listless, skipping school, lying and thinks that moving in with his father and his new family may help. A fresh start. When he doesn’t settle there either, he decides that going back to his mother’s may be the answer. When change feels like the only way to survive, what will he do when the options begin to run out?

  • Booking from: Saturday, 24 August 2019
    Booking until: Saturday, 2 November 2019
  • Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Duke of York's Theatre

Tickets from £14.90

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

  • Booking from: Friday, 29 November 2019
    Booking until: Sunday, 5 January 2020
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Touching The Void

Duke of York's Theatre

Tickets from £17.75
The World Premiere of this splendid play from the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate & Fuel has already thrilled audiences elsewhere. Now Touching the Void, based on the brilliant book by Joe Simpson and adapted by David Greig, is due in theatreland. This is a play you really won't want to miss, an adult drama with a difference and definitely not one for the kids.
  • Booking from: Saturday, 9 November 2019
    Booking until: Saturday, 29 February 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes
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Duke of York's Theatre Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Duke of York's Theatre Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Northern
  • Piccadilly
  • Bakerloo
Day buses
  • (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night buses
  • (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Duke of York's Theatre history

From the outside

With its broad façade, pale stone, sweeping columns and pretty rows of intricate windows, the Duke of York’s theatre was the first of three theatres to be built on St Martin’ Lane in 1892, during the heyday of West End theatre building, between 1890 and 1935. On the inside its rich, lush raspberry walls and the circle’s ornate carvings give it a proper traditional theatre feel.

Duke of York’s Theatre architecture and history

Designed by Walter Emden for Frank Wyatt and his wife Violet Melnotte, the Duke of York's Theatre was built back in 1892, right at the end of the Victorian era. Before that St Martin’s Lane was merely a muddy track, difficult to imagine these days as the traffic streams past. Later joined by the Albery Theatre and the Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane now enjoys three top West End theatres.

Originally called the Trafalgar Square Theatre, it became the Duchess in 1895 in honour of King George Fifth, three years after opening. In 1897 Mrs Melnotte let the theatre to an American, Charles Frohman, known at the time as The Napoleon of the Theatre. Needless to say, with a nickname like that he soon turned it into a popular, prestigious and highly profitable venture!

Over the decades the Duchess Theatre has seen famous names like Charlie Chaplin, who debuted in the play Sherlock Holmes in 1904 aged just fourteen. Marie Tempest, Ellen Terry, John Gielgud and Al Pacino also played there, thrilling audiences night after night.

Apparently the composer Puccini saw a production of Madame Butterfly there, was inspired to write his opera of the same name, which was eventually performed at the Duke of York’s three decades later.

After Frohman died on the Lusitania, a ship sunk during the First World War, the theatre became home to a number of opera, ballet and dance companies, enduring particularly troubled times in the 1950s until, in 1979, Capital Radio bought and refurbished it. Reopened in 1980 and restored to its former glory, it has been home to a run of highly successful productions ever since.

Hauntings at the Duke of York’s theatre!

Like many West End theatres, the Duke of York’s has its own ghost. Apparently, the spirit of that long-ago theatre lover Violet Melnotte, who died in the 1930s, has been heard in the box she frequented, as well as being spotted backstage occasionally in the theatre’s spooky green room.

Past shows at the Duke of York’s Theatre

The Duke of York’s Theatre has hosted any number of top shows including Rose, American Buffalo and The Weir, Stones In His Pockets, Rock'n'Roll, Rent and No Man's Land. More recently, Ghost Stories terrified thousands.

Duke of York’s Theatre access

The Duke of Yorks offers an infrared hearing loop and access for wheelchairs and scooters.

Duke of York’s Theatre tickets

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